Thursday, February 5, 2009

This Week's Shopping List

I am mostly excited to use my kumquats this week. Yay! A citrus fruit that can be eaten whole, peel and all! ... that's my kind of fruit! It goes so well with just about any meat or fish. And what better to pair with a Florida fruit than a nice Floridian fish - mahi mahi. Oh, I'm so excited!

We did another little world tour with this week's menu. I'm starting with Indian, moving to Thailand, and jumping back to Florida. We've faced the fact that a real vacation won't be in the cards for us for quite some time, so this is how we put on our traveling boots.

On the menu for the week are:

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner:
- Chicken Korma over brown basmati rice
- Butternut Squash & Noodles with Coconut, Lime & Cilantro Sauce (with chopped, toasted cashews)
- Poached Mahi Mahi with Kumquats, Lemon & Rosemary over whole wheat couscous with wilted swiss chard


The shopping list for the week is as follows (* indicates non-organic):

swiss chard
lemon
ginger
carrots
tomatoes
potatoes
butternut squash
celery
bananas
pears
oranges
apples
mahi mahi* (5.99/lb sale)
dehydrated corn
oatmeal
honey* (local)
milk
yogurt ($0.80 sale; $0.50 off one coupon)
cheese* (local)
orange juice*
seltzer*
bread

I must be on a roll. I managed to buy everything on the list this week, yet again. There were a few worthwhile sales at the healthfood store that I also took advantage of: soba noodles, whole wheat pasta, and pomelo (not technically on sale, but much cheaper than I've seen them).

The total for the week was $80.35, a refreshingly cheap week. Whew! That's a whopping $42.15 below the weekly budget, and it brings our tab down to $49. Now, that's what I call making a dent!

Next week, we have nothing particularly exciting to look forward to, which is a good thing. I hope to cut another $30 or $40 off the tab, and bring us into reasonable range before our next co-op order goes in. I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel ... finally!

1 comment:

Living A Whole Life said...

Funny...I just saw kumquats in the grocery store and wondered if you eat them peel and all. Nice post and great shopping list!

Karla